IBHOF: 2004 Induction

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INDUCTION CLASS OF 2004

MODERN ERA (Last bout no earlier than 1943)
Azumah Nelson | Carlos Palomino | Dwight Muhammad Qawi | Daniel Zaragoza

OLD-TIMER (Last bout no earlier than 1893 and no later than 1943)
Baby Arizmendi | Young Corbett III | Jackie Fields | Willie Ritchie

PIONEER (Last bout in or prior to 1892)
Billy Edwards

NON-PARTICIPANT (Contributions to the sport apart from roles as boxers or observers. Based upon a candidates achievements and contributions in their particular field)
Umberto Branchini | Stanley Christodoulou | J. Russell Peltz | Lou Viscusi

OBSERVER (Print and media journalists, publishers, writers, historians, photographers and artist)
Barney Nagler | W.C. Heinz



Induction Weekend: June 10 - 14

IBHOF Recap: click

Fight Card: click

Hall of Famers Attending: Alexis Arguello | Carmen Basilio | Ken Buchanan | Don Chargin | Stanley Christodoulou | Gil Clancy | Pipino Cuevas | Mickey Duff | Angelo Dundee | Lou Duva | Jeff Fenech | Gene Fullmer | Emile Griffith | Marvin Hagler | Jake LaMotta | Arthur Mercante | Azumah Nelson | Ken Norton | Ruben Olivares | Carlos Ortiz | Carlos Palomino | J. Russell Peltz | Aaron Pryor | Dwight Muhammad Qawi | Matthew Saad Muhammad | Budd Schulberg | Jose Torres | Daniel Zaragoza

Non-Hall of Famers Attending: Billy Backus | Iran Barkley | George Chuvalo | Tony DeMarco | Dick DiVeronica | Jimmy Ellis | Steve Farhood | Juan La Porte | Harold Lederman | Danny Lopez | Christy Martin | James (Buddy) McGirt | Joe Mesi | Tommy Morrison | Terry Norris | Cory Spinks | Leon Spinks | John H. Stracey | Bert Sugar | Johnny Tapia | Antonio Tarver | Mickey Ward | Ronald (Winky) Wright

Parade Grand Marshal: Tony Orlando

Weekend Notes: Azumah Nelson and Dwight Muhammad Qawi become the thirteenth and fourteenth fighters to be elected in their first year of eligibility. Azumah Nelson is the first fighter from Ghana to be elected to the Hall of Fame. Stanley Christodoulou becomes the first South African to be enshrined. Ringside lectures were given by Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Carlos Palomino, Daniel Zaragoza, Danny (Little Red) Lopez, John H. Stracey, Buddy McGirt & Steve Farhood, Tommy Morrison, Mickey Ward & Bert Sugar, and Lou Duva. Public workout sessions were also conducted by Antonio Tarver, Cory Spinks, and Winky Wright.

Nigel Collins, editor in chief of The Ring Magazine, presented Winky Wright with The Ring championship belt he won by defeating Shane Mosley for the junior middleweight title. Parade Grand Marshal Tony Orlando surprised fans and boxing celebrities with an impromptu set of classic tunes at Graziano's Casa Mia after the Banquet of Champions on Saturday evening. Orlando thrilled the crowd with such hits as "Knock Three Times," "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)," "Candida," and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree."

Weekend Schedule:
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